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What is it about some books that make you want to read them again? Some of us reread books because of a comforting story that never gets old, for others it's to gain a new understanding of the stories. Here are some of the books that we've read more than once.
Sabriel by Garth Nix (Devin G.)
I love these books! It's a great combination of adventure, fantasy, and romance.
11-22-63 by Stephen King and The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenger (Susan C.)
In both books time travel is central to the plot. They are both very complicated to follow. The second read of each was familiar yet enlightening.
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens and any Agatha Christie novel (Cary H.)
A Christmas Carol is a seasonal favorite that gets me in the "spirit" and the Agatha Christie novels are like a comfy old blanket.
Persuasion and Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen (Amanda E.)
Each time I read them I catch different nuances of the characters and gain a new understanding of the stories.
Anne of Green Gables by L.M. Montgomery (Amanda E.)
Anne's earnesty and optimism refreshes my spirit, especially as I grow older and more jaded.
The Heart is a Lonely Hunter by Carson McCullens (Kristen R.) There is always something new to be noticed or learned from the intertwined stories of the characters in the book. It's an experience of looking from several different perspectives and seeing myself somehow in each of them.
All of the Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling, Hunger Games, Divergent, Twilight Series, Janet Evanovich books, and Charlaine Harris series (Jocie D.)
If a book has been made into a movie I like to reread it before I see the movie so I can compare them. So far all the books are better than the movies! I have also read book by Karen Robard, Linda Howard and Susan Wiggs multiple times because I liked the story!
The Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follett (Joyce D.)
The first reading was for the story, the second for the amount of historical detail.
(Karen K.) I agree with Joyce!
Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (Gwen B.)
Rereading this has truly been a joy for me and the highlight of my year. Rivers is so awesome at developing characters and the story based on the bible book Hosea.
Harry Potter series, The Hobbit and Lord of the Ring Series by J.R.R. Tolkein, The Giver by Lois Lowry, Everything on It by Shel Silverstein. (Allie L.)
All of these stories are either so intricate you notice something new every time or they are so entertaining you HAVE to keep going back!
(Devin G.) I like these too!
My Sergei: love story by Ekaterina Gordeeva (Allyson G.) My Mom suggested this book for a project. I love reading this heartfelt story. This book is something that I can talk about with my Mom and the story never gets old.
As a Man Thinketh by James Allen (Gerry B.)
A gift from my Dad; a book that helps me reach my full potential and has changed the way I view life.